Carpilius corallinus   (Herbst, 1783)

batwing coral crab

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Carpiliidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 1 - 50 m (Ref. 101362), usually 1 - 20 m (Ref. 116371).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic Ocean: From Florida, the Gulf of Mexico and Antilles to Venezuela and Brazil.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 15.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 101376)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth range from Ref. 101314. In shallow waters. Inhabits rocks, coral reefs (Ref. 101314), rubble (Ref. 97531). Nocturnal (Ref. 101376). Feeds on mollusks and crustaceans (Ref. 112911). Mating: The male initiates mating by displaying an upsidedown position, waving its chelae and legs, to attract the female. Afterwards, the female crawles on top of the male. The male cradles the female with its legs. The couple then turns over, the male assumes the superior position and the female the lower, inverted position. The female has its telson opened, curved over that of the male and barely reaching the posterior margin of the male's carapace. Coupling lasts for 2 days, the male dies afterwards (Ref. 101362).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Mating: The male initiates mating by displaying an upsidedown position, waving its chelae and legs, to attract the female. Afterwards, the female crawles on top of the male. The male cradles the female with its legs. The couple then turns over, the male assumes the superior position and the female the lower, inverted position. The female has its telson opened, curved over that of the male and barely reaching the posterior margin of the male's carapace. Coupling lasts for 2 days, the male dies afterwards.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Laughlin, R.A. 1982. (Ref. 101362)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.4 - 28, mean 27.3 (based on 144 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown